Retirement Articles

  1. Avoid The Social Security Tax Trap

    Government benefits can cost you big money! Know the income thresholds before you file.
  2. Bond ETFs: A Viable Alternative

    Discover the advantages of a security that tracks bond index funds, but trades like a stock.
  3. How To Maximize Returns By Choosing The Self-Directed Option

    Make sure your 401(k) plan has the self-directed option to ensure that your retirement is as comfortable as possible.
  4. Additional Healthcare Coverage Needs For An Aging Population

    As our population ages and healthcare costs increase, retirees need to ensure that their medical coverage is complete.
  5. A Brief History Of Exchange-Traded Funds

    Learn how ETFs have become the most popular investment vehicle in less than 20 years.
  6. Bursting Boomers' Inheritance Dreams

    Waiting for a big payload from an aging relative? The chance of cashing in is lower than you think.
  7. Possible Effects Of An Iran Embargo

    Because of Europe's dependence on Middle East oil, an embargo is likely to not lead to any changes.
  8. Tips For Finding The Right IRA

    There are many IRA options available that vary depending on what you want to do with your retirement savings.
  9. The Top 4 Richest Pets

    A cat received $13 million dollars when her owner died, but she isn't the richest pet in the world.
  10. Financial Implications Of Retiring Abroad

    Retiring abroad sounds like a dream come true. We tell you what you need to know before that happens.
  11. Worst IRA Mistakes You Can Make

    Here are some costly mistakes that you should avoid with your individual retirement account.
  12. Reasons To Boost Your 401(k) Contributions

    We look at tax rates, market factors, Social Security and more to see why you should be adding extra to your 401(k).
  13. An Introduction To Exchange-Traded Grantor Trusts

    These funds offer a very hands-off experience for the low-involvement investor.
  14. End Of The Year 401(k) Options

    Now is the perfect time to evaluate your 401(k) plan and see if there are any adjustments that could be made.
  15. End Of The Year IRA Options

    What are some improvements you can make to your IRA account for 2012 to make it more profitable?
  16. How The Wealthy Slash Their Income Tax Bills

    Many of these tax-minimization strategies can be used by anyone. Find out how you can pay taxes like a millionaire.
  17. What Is An ETF?: An Infographic

    Sometimes words just aren't enough. Learn about ETFs with this easy-to-understand infographic.
  18. 401(k) Planning: How Much Should You Be Saving?

    We look at how much you should contribute to your 401(k) and when. And also, how much you should have in your account during certain times in your life.
  19. How Does Bankruptcy Affect Your IRA?

    Since 2005, money in your IRA can be protected if you are forced to file for bankruptcy.
  20. What Will The Cost Of Living Be In 2012?

    A look at the cost of living in 2012, and how U.S. consumers can adapt to them.
  21. The Best Alternatives To A 401(k)

    A 401(k) is the traditional retirement account for most Americans. However, there may be better options.
  22. The Pitfalls Of Borrowing From Your 401(k)

    The whole point of a 401(k) is to allow you to save enough for retirement. Here are some reasons why withdrawing funds early is a bad idea.
  23. Will Social Security Live To See 80?

    We outline the many problems with the Social Security program and how the situation came to be so dire.
  24. How To Make Social Security Work

    What's going to happen to Social Security by the time you retire? What can be done to help it?
  25. Deadlines You Must Meet If You Inherit A Retirement Account

    If you've inherited an IRA or any other retirement account, we tell you what deadlines you need to be aware of.
  26. Retirement Planning In A Changing World

    Retiring at the age of 65 is quickly becoming a thing of the past. So, what is happening to make this change?
  27. 5 Last-Minute Ways To Maximize Your Tax Deductions

    With tax season right around the corner, here are some ways to increase your tax deductions.
  28. Getting Into International Investing

    Diversifying can mean not only investing in various asset classes but also venturing beyond domestic exchanges.
  29. How To Get The Most Out Of A 401(k) Program

    Saving for retirement is important. We tell you about six ways to take advantage of your 401(k) and other retirement plans.
  30. ETFs: How Did We Live Without Them?

    These funds burst onto the scene in 1993 and have continued to provide new opportunities for investors since.
  31. 5 Ideas To Supplement Your Retirement Income

    Are you looking to supplement your retirement income, or just need to get out of the house? We list five possible ways to do it.
  32. How Much To Save To Become A Millionaire

    With a little discipline and the help of some powerful savings vehicles, anyone can hit this mark.
  33. 5 Lesser-Known Retirement And Benefit Plans

    These plans aren't widely used, but they fill a specific niche for employees in certain situations.
  34. The Best Retirement Account For You

    There is a dizzying array of retirement accounts in America. Learn which is the right one for you.
  35. The Generation Gap

    Studies suggest that young workers may not be able to retire comfortably - or at all.
  36. How Retirement Programs Vary Worldwide

    Is old age insurance in the U.S. relatively indulgent? Discover how it compares to programs elsewhere.
  37. The Investing Risk Of Underfunded Pension Plans

    Determine the risk to a company's EPS and financial condition resulting from an underfunded pension plan.
  38. 5 Ways To Afford Early Retirement

    Taking an early retirement in today's world is no easy feat, but it can be done. Find out how.
  39. Starting Early With Financial Planning

    You can achieve your financial goals if you start early enough. Here are some tips.
  40. Ultra ETFs: The Ultimate Addition To Your Portfolio?

    Ultra ETFs can add huge returns to your portfolio, but there's a lot of risk and volatility involved with these leveraged ETFs.
  41. 3 Types Of Indexing For ETF Success

    ETF success relies on the index with which it's paired. Discover three index genres for tracking average market performance.
  42. Common IRA Rollover Mistakes

    Avoid paying excess taxes by learning some simple transfer rules.
  43. Combining Your Plan Assets? Not So Fast!

    You might reduce the costs of maintaining more than one account, but you could also be forfeiting tax benefits.
  44. A Guide To ETF Liquidation

    There are a lot of ETF options, but not all have staying power. Learn what happens when an ETF fails.
  45. Alternative Assets For Average Investors

    These investments can add a new level of diversification to your portfolio.
  46. Why You Need A Plan For Long-Term Care

    Long-term health costs can wipe out entire retirement savings. Be sure to plan ahead with long-term care insurance.
  47. Don't Dump That IRA

    Negative market fluctuations may make you want to pull your money out. Here are a few reasons why you shouldn't be so hasty.
  48. How To Pick The Best ETF

    Of the hundreds of exchange-traded funds on the market, some are bound to fail. Learn how to pick the best of the bunch.
  49. 4 Things That Are Reducing Your Social Security

    Worried about Social Security dwindling? We discuss four ways it’s already happening.
  50. Getting Into The Gold Market

    Add some sparkle to your portfolio by getting in on this classic commodity.
  51. 10 Common Questions About Social Security

    Find out everything you need to know about this program.
  52. How Social Security Increases Will Affect Americans

    Social Security benefits will rise 3.6% next year. However, many are questioning if there will be anything left in a decade.
  53. The Benefits Of ETF Investing

    Exchange-traded funds provide unique opportunities for investors. Find out how.
  54. Should The Economy Scare You?

    The media and government tell us what to believe about the economy, but what's really going on? The effect of U.S. debt, social security and class warfare is larger than you may realize.
  55. Helping Aging Parents Manage Their Money

    Old age can make dealing with finances difficult. Find out how you can help aging parents manage their finances and estates.
  56. What's The Difference Between Retiring In Canada And America?

    American and Canadian governments provide many of the same types of services, but the subtle differences between the two countries are worth noting.
  57. Are You Living Too Close To The Edge?

    If a missed paycheck will make your finances cave in, you must learn how to make proper supports.
  58. Retirement Planning For Those Who Live Past 100

    Can your nest egg survive several decades of retirement?
  59. 5 States That Are Bad For Retirees

    High taxes, poor healthcare and high crime are some of the reasons these states are bad places to retire.
  60. Target Your Retirement With Life-Cycle ETFs

    These target-date funds provide asset allocation and rebalancing at a low cost.
  61. How Obama's Tax Cuts Could Affect Your Retirement

    Obama's tax cuts are supposed to help stimulate the economy, but how will they affect your retirement plans?
  62. Cash Flow From Investing

    Cash flow analysis is a critical process for both companies and investors. Find out what you need to know about it.
  63. Currency ETFs Simplify Forex Trades

    Reduce your stock portfolio's risk by trading with foreign currencies.
  64. Top 5 Underestimated Retirement Expenses

    These expenses are common in nearly everyone's retirement, yet few people properly save to meet these needs.
  65. Top 4 Portfolio Management Tips For Retirees

    Your investment choices need to change with your lifestyle, and this includes retirement.
  66. How To Maximize Your Retirement Income

    The golden years might not be so golden if you don't have enough cash on hand. Make sure you're maximizing your retirement savings with these strategies.
  67. Top 5 Ways To Spend Your Retirement Dollars

    You finally have some time to yourself and a stable retirement income, so make your spending count.
  68. Top 5 Critical Retirement Plan Mistakes To Avoid

    These five common retirement mistakes can get you into financial trouble at a point when you most need stability.
  69. Why Leveraged ETFs Don't Always Boost Returns

    These ETFs don't always provide the returns you expect. Find out why this happens, and what you can do about it.
  70. Top Estate Planning Tips For Same-Sex Couples

    Estate planning for same-sex couples requires extra effort and legal assistance.
  71. Missing Out On Social Security

    We look at how a retiree's Social Security benefits are affected by the age at which they retire.
  72. Dollar-Cost Averaging With ETFs

    If you are investing small amounts regularly into an exchange-traded fund, be sure to do it right.
  73. Does Life Insurance Make Sense When You Retire?

    Whether you need life insurance in your retirement depends on your existing insurance and your goals for passing on your wealth.
  74. 8 Toughest Retirement Decisions

    Retirement planning today is much more complicated than in our parents' day.
  75. ETFs For Sector Rotation Strategies

    Find out how exchange-traded funds can take the bumps out of your investing style.
  76. Unemployed? Stay Home And Do Some Financial Housecleaning

    These financial strategies will ensure that while you're unemployed you get your finances in order.
  77. 4 Legal Documents You Should Have In The Wake Of September 11

    The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is a vivid reminder of how important it is to have your financial affairs in order.
  78. Estate Planning Law Changes You Need To Know

    When organizing your affairs, you'll need to be aware of tax rates and other regulations.
  79. 7 Companies Facing Retiring CEOs

    These companies may all soon face a transition similar to Apple.
  80. Make Your Portfolio Safer With Risky Investments

    A high-risk security can reduce risk overall. Find out how it works.
  81. Combating Retirement's Silent Killer: Inflation

    Inflation can devour a once secure nest egg. Learn how to protect yours.
  82. 4 ETF Strategies For A Down Market

    If the market's got you feeling low, these investments could pick you up.
  83. 5 Ways To Fund Your Retirement

    Generating income without going to work tends to be a murky concept. Find out how it works.
  84. 5 Things You Didn't Know About Life Insurance

    Life insurance policies can be simple or complex; make sure you know as much as you can before setting up yours.
  85. Top Retirement Investments For 2011

    These investments are perfect ways to maximize your earning potential in preperation for retirement.
  86. The New Retirement Age

    Why are more and more people planning on working later into their golden years?
  87. 10 Ways ETFs Can Grow Your Portfolio

    Implement the core/satellite approach used by money managers for better returns and lower risk.
  88. 7 Signs It's Time To Retire

    If you're planning to retire soon, these are a few things to watch out for.
  89. A Beginner's Guide To Precious Metals

    All that glitters isn't gold. Find out how to get started on your treasure hunt.
  90. Top 3 Retirement Savings Tips For 55- To 64-Year-Olds

    Find ways to save money and increase your nest egg for the fast-approaching golden years.
  91. Top 5 Luxury Retirement Locations

    These opulent retirement destinations allow retires to relax in luxury.
  92. Ensuring That Your Trust Is Trustworthy

    There are many cases of trusts being mismanaged, so find out how to make sure yours is on the right track.
  93. 5 Steps To A Retirement Plan

    These considerations will help you make a realistic and thorough retirement plan.
  94. 5 Careers That Let You Work Longer

    While not everyone is cut out for earning a paycheck into their 70s, there are occupations that allow and even encourage it.
  95. The Executor's Checklist: 7 Things To Do Before They Die

    Being an executor comes with a lot of responsibility, and these tips will reduce the complications that can come with the job.
  96. 5 Benefits Of Retiring Early

    As tough as it seems in these economic times, there are advantages to stopping work ahead of schedule - especially for those with big plans for their retirement years.
  97. Long-Term Care: More Than Just A Nursing Home

    Learn what you can do now to keep your options open in the future.
  98. The VIX: Using The "Uncertainty Index" For Profit And Hedging

    Learn the best ways to profit and hedge using the Chicago Board Options Exchange Market Volatility Index.
  99. Will The Greek Crisis Affect Your Retirement?

    Trouble in Greece will come home to roost in America, but maybe not in the most obvious ways.
  100. Disclaiming Inherited Plan Assets

    There are some good reasons for choosing not to accept the funds, but be sure you follow the proper process.
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